Lineker should keep promise, present show in underwear: Cameron
Former England and Leicester City player Gary Lineker should keep his promise and present the Match of the Day TV show in his underwear, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.Updated: May 04, 2016 22:46 IST
Former England and Leicester City player Gary Lineker should keep his promise and present the Match of the Day TV show in his underwear, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.
Lineker had joked back in December that he would present the show “in just my undies” if Leicester City won the Premier League.
Leicester East’s Indian-origin MP Keith Vaz asked Cameron if the pundit should keep his promise after the club’s triumph.
The prime minister replied that he “absolutely” agreed he should.
Lineker later tweeted about Cameron’s reply.
The celebrated former Leicester and Spurs forward previously told the Radio Times he thought there was “zero chance” of Leicester winning the Premier League when he made his promise in a tweet.
Bookmakers are now taking bets on what colour pants Lineker will wear, and the 55-year-old has asked if he can place a thousand pounds on polka dots at 33/1.
Vaz was wearing a Leicester scarf in the Commons for the second day running when he asked about Gary Lineker’s underwear during Prime Minister’s Questions, the BBC reported.
He said: “During this amazing season the local Leicester hero, Gary Lineker, thought the idea of Leicester winning was so farfetched that he said if they did win he would present Match of the Day in his underwear.
“As an Aston Villa supporter, and my commiserations to the prime minister on their season, does he agree that in politics as well as in football, when you make a promise you should keep it?”
Cameron replied: “I absolutely agree. I’ve been watching everything Gary Lineker has said since.
“He’s not quite answering the question, something that of course no one ever gets away with in this house.
“And so I welcome what he said. Obviously I hope it’s just the start of him joining the blue team,” Cameron said.
Leicester City completed one of the greatest-ever sporting achievements on Monday when the 5,000-1 underdogs won the Premier League for the first time.